#216 – Matteo Ricci and the Wonderful Clock

Next year is the 400th anniversary of the death of Fr. Matteo Ricci, SJ who became a model of Catholic evangelization. If he had advice for the evangelizers of today, it might be to bring a clock.

Links:
Journey to the East – Book on the Jesuit Missions to China
“Weaving a profound dialogue between East and West” from Ignatius Press
“How Rome Went To China” – the missionary work of Matteo Ricci and the Society of Jesus from the Library of Congress
The Clocks of Matteo Ricci – includes very interesting video of a clock that writes in Chinese
Chinese songs written by Matteo Ricci
The Map of Matteo Ricci

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podcasticon#216 – Matteo Ricci and the Wonderful Clock

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2 Comments

  1. R. Gordon
    Posted March 9, 2011 at 4:11 am | Permalink | Reply

    Can you tell me whether the clock pictures with the Matteo Ricci and the Wonderful Clock really is a 17th century clock taken to China from Europe? If so, can you tell me how I could get a good scan of it – for use in a college history textbook?

  2. R. Gordon
    Posted March 9, 2011 at 4:12 am | Permalink | Reply

    Can you tell me whether the clock pictured with the Matteo Ricci and the Wonderful Clock (#216)really is a 17th century clock taken to China from Europe? If so, can you tell me how I could get a good scan of it – for use in a college history textbook?

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